In the state of NJ, every citizen, regardless of occupation, is a mandatory reporter of child abuse and/or neglect.
If you suspect someone is being abused or neglected, please call the state child welfare hotline at 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
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Become a Volunteer
There are several steps that one must go through in order to become a CASA volunteer. Get started today! By following these 4 easy steps you can join our corps of trained volunteers, working to serve the best interests of abused children, one child at a time.
Click on each step for more information:
When emailing please include your full name and an alternate way to contact you - either phone number or street address.
During this session you will learn specifically what our volunteers do and the commitment we ask of you. CASA staff will introduce you to the program. You will find out more about our organization, training, the requirements needed to become a volunteer and all of your questions will be answered. After this session, if you are definitely interested in becoming a volunteer, you can sign up for an interview and start the application process.
Upcoming Information Sessions include:
The Volunteer Application should be completed and submitted to our office prior to the interview. Once you have submmited your application, please call the CASA office at 201-336-7520 to schedule an interview once you have attended an information session.
Potential CASA volunteers must attend an Information Session, be interviewed and be accepted into training. CASA provides extensive training for our volunteers so that they are prepared to provide children with the support they desperately need. CASA volunteers undergo a thorough 36-hour training course. They learn about courtroom procedure, effective advocacy techniques for children, and specific topics ranging from child abuse to early childhood development and adolescent behavior. In addtion, trainees must attend 3 hours of court observation before being sworn-in by the presiding Family Court judge. Volunteers are required to attend 12 hours of continued training for each year of service. Our training course is offered several times a year and will prepare you for your volunteer experience.
Summer Training: TBD
Meet Our New CASA Volunteers from our past Classes!
Congratulations! Welcome to the CASA Family!
Pictured left to right: Lisa LaRaia, Raluca Coyle, iyi Okunlola, Debbie Scott, Jeanne O'Connor, Jennifer Pataki, Nancy Malone, Lynda Baldini, and Charles Rann
Pictured left ro right: Heatherlynn Smolen, Sharon Kitchings, Joanne Feehan, Laureen Pagan, Telesha Huskey, Joan Freeburn, Maritza Rivera, and Sarah Flowers
Pictured left to right: Linda McGarry, Ashlee Martellacci, Gina McGuire, Victoria Carrelle, Penny Gomes, Renee Bloom, Nilene R. Evans, Marianne Cosgrove, Sydney Anderson, Andrea Lamendola, and Monika Hendrix
Tonja Feingold, Judi Herrmann, Maureen Lavin, Moira Boccellari, Robert Borell, Tom Lynaugh, Carlene Daniels, Angel Zheng, Jane Iozzia.Second photo: Jim LoPresti and Kristin McLellan
Lynn Chaiken, Heather Diresta, Carolyn Cornell, Lisa Meisel (in back), Debra Hirschberg, Alison Veliky, Simon Streatfeild (knealing), Phil Cabot, Rose Cabot, Wendy Bernowitz, Rich Bernowitz, Tylisha Mitchell (in back), Renne Dossick, Suzanne Amato, Pam Zeldin, Marilyn Mendez, Jane Rosenblum, Barbara Belasco
Cathy Cardew, Kathy Reilly, Ellen Ratty, Etti Hochberg, Ashley Jironza, Natilia Oliver, Sharon Stampler, Orlanda Fonte, Melissa Petracca, Mike Costello, Linda MacNeil, Brenda Rothman, and Emily Kraus. (Pamela Delanuez not pictured)
Barry Satine, Stephanie Eby, Gayle Musnikow, & Naomi Theisz (pictured left to right).
Donna Lally, Barbara Weissman, Carol Brown, Vannette John, Desiree Paton, and Karen Pena (pictured left to right).
Chanel Dupree, Rachel Sauer, Jennifer Tsonas, Laura Slott, & Ana Chawla (pictured left to right).
Pictured from top left: Nisha Cordero, Maggie Schneider, Nancy Weiss, Judge Bonnie Midzol, JoAnn Bartlett, and Colleen Neale.
Seated left to right: Carole Piccirillo, Barbara Malarsky, and Gina Logan.